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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What to Expect on a Scotland Cruise with Caledonian Discovery

Ros Crana Scotland Cruise Caledonian Discovery

We had long wanted to visit the Scottish Highlands.  We wanted to see the purple heather, the yellow gorse, the green moss.  We wanted to enjoy the Scottish Highlands slowly, hiking and communing with nature.  While we love road trips and spent a few days road tripping through the Scottish Highlands by car visiting Scottish castles, distilleries, and cathedrals, we were excited to try out a different way of experiencing the Scottish Highlands, on a Scotland Cruise with Caledonian Discovery. 
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Monday, July 18, 2016

TraxPack Luggage: The Luggage That Climbs Stairs


Luggage has come a long, long way.  Remember when they first put wheels on luggage and you didn’t have to carry it around by its handle anymore?  Then came the spinners, yet another miracle that made moving luggage around even easier.  Now the next great thing in luggage is coming, and that is the ability to climb stairs.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Photographing Ghost Towns of the Salton Sea

Decayed Chair Salton Sea Beach Ghost Towns Photography

The Salton Sea is one of those decaying places photographers love to visit.  Nature is reclaiming neighborhoods that have long been abandoned, though some holdouts continue to call the Salton Sea home.  The Salton Sea stinks like sulfur and rotting flesh.  The barnacle shoreline is covered in petrified fish that died gasping for breath.  Streets that appear on the map suddenly end in dirt and sand.  Neighborhoods are ghost towns, full of gutted homes with graffitied walls and decomposing furniture.

Monday, July 4, 2016

10 Tips for Jet Lag Prevention for International Travelers

Heathrow Airport Tips for Jet Lag Prevention for International Travelers

Jet lag.  Jet lag is the enemy of all travelers, especially those who, like us, work full-time and only have a week or two to get the most out of their vacation.  We’ve been traveling for almost 15 years together and fighting jet lag for the same amount of time.  I’ve always been a little better at preventing jet lag than Romeo, mostly because he really enjoys a good nap on vacation.  Over the years, we have learned the hard way how to prevent jet lag so we can hit the ground running.

Monday, June 27, 2016

An Awesome Long Layover at the Munich Airport

Munich Airport Long Layover Germany

Long airport layover and an awesome time are not usually two concepts that go together.  However, you can have a pretty awesome time at the Munich International Airport, even with a layover that’s over five hours long.  On our way to the country of Georgia, we were able to get out of the airport and see Munich during a long layover.   On our way back home our layover in Munich was shorter and earlier in the day, which didn’t allow us to leave and explore more of the city.  However, the Munich International Airport, the seventh biggest airport in Europe, offered us plenty of things to do during our long layover.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Arizona Route 66 Road Trip Attractions

Hackberry General Store Arizona Route 66 Road Trip Attractions

Arizona has the honor of having the longest stretch of Historic Route 66 in the nation.  While there is not much left of Route 66 in the eastern part of the state, western Arizona has approximately 140 miles of uninterrupted Mother Road stretching from Topock to Seligman.  To celebrate Route 66’s 90th anniversary, we took a road trip along Arizona’s Route 66 and visited Route 66 attractions and towns.

Monday, June 13, 2016

20 Things to See and Do in Tbilisi Georgia

Tbilisi Aerial View Things to Do in Tbilisi Georgia

Tbilisi, the capital city of the country of Georgia, can be a little intimidating at first.  Tbilisi is a big, sprawling city with a mix of ancient sites, crumbling architecture, colors, both muted and vibrant, and new, modern structures that pop up amongst the old.  The city is long, like a horn, as it is situated in a canyon.  Most of the streets wind and curve, sometimes becoming alleys and occasionally even turning into flights of stairs.  The main streets are wide and the flow of traffic is never-ending.  Tbilisi has a palpable heartbeat and is buzzing with energy.  But once you get acquainted with Tbilisi, it becomes easy and feels familiar, and there are so many things to see and do in Tbilisi to keep travelers occupied for days.